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Half Wild

Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
Series: The Half Bad Trilogy, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (226 ratings)

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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Half Wild, the stunning sequel to Half Bad by Sally Green, read by Carl Prekopp.

After finally meeting his elusive father, Marcus, and receiving the three gifts that confirm him as a full adult witch, Nathan is still on the run. He needs to find his friend, Gabriel, and rescue Annalise, now a prisoner of the powerful Black witch Mercury. Most of all he needs to learn how to control his Gift - a strange, wild new power that threatens to overwhelm him.

Meanwhile Soul O'Brien has seized control of the Council of White Witches and is expanding his war against Black witches into Europe. In response an unprecedented alliance has formed between Black and White witches determined to resist him. Drawn into the rebellion by the enigmatic Black witch Van Dal, Nathan finds himself fighting alongside both old friends and old enemies. But can all the rebels be trusted, or is Nathan walking into a trap?

©2015 Penguin Books Limited (P)2015 Sally Green

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Witches gone feral - a dark and gritty YA

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First of all, don't listen to this until you have listened to the first book, Half Bad, as this picks up pretty much straight after that and it won't make any sense otherwise. What with the Resistance taking on an evil magical government and camping out in the woods it's impossible not to make comparisons to Harry Potter but there's a LOT more blood. Some of the violence is quite graphic but it's not gratuitous. I'm surprised to see that Amazon says this is suitable for 9-11 year olds but I think it's more suitable for slightly older readers.

Nathan is gradually finding out about his gift and continues to be confused, angry, inarticulate and often irrational. Basically he's like any teenage boy but with the added problem of having magical powers he doesn't understand and being hunted by people who want him dead.

I really like Carl Prekopp's narration. He makes a very believable teenager and manages a range of accents consistently and well.

Half Wild doesn't suffer too much from "middle book in a trilogy" syndrome as there is a lot of plot and character development and it does reach some kind of conclusion while setting up the final book, Half Lost. I will definitely get that when comes out next year.

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easier to get into than the actual book

brilliant book struggled to get into the actual book but the audio made it easy

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amazing

fantastic book and narration. stayed with me long after listening to it for the first time

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Brilliant

Such a good book and read well! Can’t wait to listen to the full series

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amazing

so inticing couldn't stop listening just like half bad the pervious book. so good. incredible narration from Carl prekop.

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Keep going

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a love it or hate it book, I think. It starts off in a very strange way and I thought my player was faulty for a while. The constant repeating of the same phrase was annoying at first/

What did you like best about this story?

If you keep going you start to realise this stuff is all part of the main character, and necessary - so it becomes normal after a while, and the strange noises are explained.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen to my books in my car during my 2 hour journey to and from work, but ended up, sometimes, sitting outside of work not wanting to stop listening.

Any additional comments?

Keep going. Trust me, the story gets better and better.

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Loved it.

The narrator is excellent and really makes the book stand out as an audible gem. Great sequel, leaves you wanting more.

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Fantastic second book

The story goes from strength to strength, and again the narration from Carl Prekopp keeping the story intense and real !!

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Excellent

Cannot wait for next book. Didn't think this would be as good as first book but was actually better!

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Love it

stick with it the fuzz is annoying at thebstart but youll get why. I really enjoyed this serise cant wait for the next book to co,e out!